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I've never understood that argument. The absolute worst television shows seem to have the biggest ratings and be the most popular around the world.

If you like cricket fine, but saying that it's a better sport than whatever because people in heavily populated countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh watch it is pretty weird.

Personally, I loved playing baseball when I was younger, but I always hated watching it. That's the same with most sports with me. How boring is car racing to watch?

The NFL is the only sport I watch week to week, because every game matters. Baseball, hockey and basketball all have way too many games.

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I fail to understand the purpose of cricket. I watched it once in London. Seems boring as fuck.
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I do like T20 cricket, but I find test cricket (the possibility of a draw after 5 days of play just feels wrong to me) and the 50 over format to be quite boring. However baseball is even more excruciatingly painful to watch in my opinion. The sport is rapidly declining in popularity in the US. This is due to numerous factors such as the games lasting for so long compared to higher octane action sports, there being a large number of foreign players in MLB, and the season being ridiculously long (each team plays 162 games in the regular season before the playoffs even start).

Of course how ‘boring’ a sport is to me is not a factor over whether it should included at the Olympics, as seeing the bigger picture is more important. That being said a lack of support from the MLB authorities and its players could prove to be a major obstacle in getting baseball re-introduced.

One problem with T20 cricket at the Olympics, is that there is a T20 World Cup held every 2 years (including in Olympic years) which is incredibly lucrative. The ICC and the various national cricket councils wouldn't be happy for this tournament to be held once every 4 years instead to make way for an Olympic tournament, when that would result in a huge loss of revenue.

Another problem is the West Indies situation, with the Caribbean islands having to compete separately. I believe that domestically they do that anyway, but I wonder if they would be happy to be so heavily weakened whilst competing against other international teams.

I was actually wondering if the popularity of T20 cricket would bring about the death of the 50 over game, but that hasn't happened as of yet. I believe that in India and Pakistan for instance, one day cricket is far more popular than the test format, as their home attendances over the years for both formats have shown.
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Cricket's bigger than baseball anyway in terms of population watching (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UK, South Africa, Australia, NZ, Caribbean, Zimbabwe and the Netherlands not discounting other fans in countries who might like it anyway)
Your argument is correct, but I have to correct you on cricket being more popular than baseball in the Netherlands. Definitely not true.
Both sports are fringe sports in the Netherlands, but historically and because of recent success (baseball world champions ftw!) baseball definitely gets the cake in terms of media attention and people playing.

If you ask random Dutch people to explain the rules of baseball and name a few famous Dutch baseball players, you might find a few people who could help you out, if you had nothing better to do for a couple of hours.
You'd be really lucky to find somebody though (even if you had a couple of days) who could explain cricket and name a few Dutch cricket players.

I'm an avid sports fan, but I can't name a single Dutch cricket player and I can't tell you who won a match when I see a final score in cricket.

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Personally, I loved playing baseball when I was younger, but I always hated watching it.
Completely agree. I love playing baseball, too. Maybe the most of all team sports. Cant help but absolutely hate watching it. Most boring sport ever to watch for me.
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Your argument is correct, but I have to correct you on cricket being more popular than baseball in the Netherlands. Definitely not true.
Both sports are fringe sports in the Netherlands, but historically and because of recent success (baseball world champions ftw!) baseball definitely gets the cake in terms of media attention and people playing.

If you ask random Dutch people to explain the rules of baseball and name a few famous Dutch baseball players, you might find a few people who could help you out, if you had nothing better to do for a couple of hours.
You'd be really lucky to find somebody though (even if you had a couple of days) who could explain cricket and name a few Dutch cricket players.

I'm an avid sports fan, but I can't name a single Dutch cricket player and I can't tell you who won a match when I see a final score in cricket.
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who do you guys think should get the 020 games? Madrid,Istanbul or Tokyo?

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who do you guys think should get the 020 games? Madrid,Istanbul or Tokyo?
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who do you guys think should get the 020 games? Madrid,Istanbul or Tokyo?
Mostly likely Madrid won't get it since Europe got the Olympics in 04 and 12.

Tough call between Istanbul (though it is in Europe...) and Tokyo.

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